Argument against Kenneth Pollack's position in "The Threatening Storm" for war in Iraq

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Although Kenneth Pollack makes a strong argument for war with Iraq in The Threatening Storm, his position is entirely incorrect. The evidence against war is plentiful and very well expressed by many scholars, such as Richard Betts, Mark Strauss, Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer. There are many major factors to keep in mind regarding the situation in Iraq. For instance, the United States must remember that international support is not only preferable, but necessary. Furthermore, …

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